Respect the ban on barra, long-time fisher says

Terrin Sharp is passionate about protecting his favourite fish, barramundi.
Terrin Sharp is passionate about protecting his favourite fish, barramundi. Contributed

MAD-keen fisherman Terrin Sharp is passionate about protecting his favourite fish.

Barramundi fishing is banned from November 1 until February 2015.

"We all need to respect its off-season," the 31-year-old said.

"It's important we let them do their thing when they're spawning, because if we fish them out, what are we going to do on the weekend?"

Mr Sharp has been catching barramundi in Gladstone for more than 20 years.

He says he's hooked on the lifestyle and the thrill of catching big fish.

"Being outdoors all the time and then having the fight to bring the big ones in is unreal," he said.

During the season he goes out in his tinny every weekend. He said his favourite spot was in the harbour.

"You don't need to go too far or spend thousands of dollars on a boat to fish," he said.

"It depends on the weather but I normally take my basic 485 tinny, with a 64-stroke on the back, to one of my favourite spots in the harbour."

Now it's off season, Mr Sharp is focusing on protecting barramundi and said respecting the ban also meant making sure you caught and released the fish properly.

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